OT, but possibly interesting; from Slashdot:

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 7 17:57:59 UTC 2012


UPDATE: Here’s the official apology statement from Scripps: “We apologize
for the temporary inconvenience experienced when trying to upload and view
a NASA clip early Monday morning. We made a mistake. We reacted as quickly
as possible to make the video viewable again, and we’ve adjusted our
workflow processes to remedy the situation in the future.”


On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      OT, but possibly interesting; from Slashdot:
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> NASA's Own Video of Curiosity Landing Crashes Into a DMCA Takedown
> "NASA's livestream coverage of the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars
> was practically as flawless as the landing itself. But NASA couldn't
> prepare for everything. An hour or so after Curiosity's 1.31 a.m. EST
> landing in Gale Crater,the space agency's main YouTube channel posted
> a 13-minute excerpt of the stream. Ten minutes later, the video was
> gone, replaced with the message: 'This video contains content from
> Scripps Local News, which has blocked it on copyright grounds. Sorry
> about that.' That is to say, a NASA-made video posted on NASA's
> official YouTube channel, documenting the landing of a $2.5 billion
> Mars rover mission paid for with public taxpayer money, was blocked by
> YouTube because of a copyright claim by a private news service."
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> -Wilson
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